On 30/5/22 19:57, Michael Weghorn wrote:
I've added the accessibility mailing list; maybe others have further
insights to add here.
As an occasional user of LibreOffice (mostly just to test the state of
its accessibility), I think your assessment is largely right. I hope to
use LibreOffice more in the future for dealing with word processor files
under Linux, although I'm primarily a markup language user (e.g., LaTeX,
Markdown, etc.). All of my testing has been carried out under Linux.
It seems to be very much a matter of unaddressed bugs and regressions.
The Document Foundation advertised a contract (presumably fulfilled by
now) to rewrite the accessibility regression testing infrastructure in
C++. That's an important step, but once the testing is in place, someone
is going to have to find and start fixing the bugs - then maintain the
quality of the implementation over time.
Maintaining quality and avoiding regressions is where many accessibility
efforts fall apart, whether in the free software world or in the
products of large and well resourced corporations. There is also a
tendency to implement solutions only partially, but not with good enough
quality to satisfy the needs of the users. Being a large corporation
with vast financial reasources doesn't necessarily resolve these
difficulties. On the other hand, well organized and resourced free
software projects can be remarkably successful in this area.
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